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Jagiellonian University

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Jagiellonian University

  1. 1. Jagiellonian University Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology
  2. 2. Krakow, Old Market Square St.Mary’s Cathedral and The Cloths Hall
  3. 3. Krakow, capital city of Poland till XVIII century
  4. 4. Jagiellonian University funded in 1364 by Polish kings of Jagiellonian dynasty To compare: • Oxford – 1167 • Cambridge - 1209 • La Sorbonne – 1257
  5. 5. Jagiellonian University in numbers • ca. 45,000 students (incl. ca. 29,000 resident) • ca. 2,100 post-graduate students • 15 Faculties • 48 disciplines • 93 specialisations Collegium Novum, since 1887
  6. 6. have a virtual walk: http://www.kampus.uj.edu.pl/ Established in 2002 – the youngest faculty Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology
  7. 7. Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology Biotechnology Biophysics Soon.. biochemistry
  8. 8. Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology
  9. 9. Departments • Dept of Analytical Biochemistry • Dept of Physical Biochemistry • Dept of Cell Biochemistry • Dept of General Biochemistry • Dept of Biophysics • Dept of Cell Biology • Dept of Medical Biotechnology • Dept of Plant Physiology and Biochemistry • Dept of Molecular Genetics • Dept of Immunology • Dept of Microbiology • Dept of Computational Biophysics and Bioinformatics • Division of Cell Biophysics • Division of Molecular Genetics and Virology
  10. 10. Examples of research fields • Regenerative medicine – wound healing, healing of extensive burns, skin replacements – dr Justyna Drukała, Dept of Cell Biology • Dept of Physical Biochemistry (our Dept :-) – GPCRs, transcription factors, antidepressants and their mechanism of action • Mechanism of angiogenesis • Proteomics • Synthesis of monoclonal antibodies • Antimicrobial peptides • Molecular modeling • Molecular architecture of redox complexes • Gene therapy
  11. 11. MYGEN – the Students’ Association • Active since 1998 • Weekly seminars • Has completed two research projects
  12. 12. Universität Salzburg Technische Universität Dortmund Aalborg University Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Aarhus University Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel Helsinki University Universität Leipzig University of Kuopio Johannes-Gutenberg-Universität – Mainz Université Catholique de Lyon Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München Université de Montpellier 2 Technische Universität München Université d'Orléans Göteborgs Universitet Lunds Universitet University of Manchester Adnan Menderes Universitesi University of Wales Ankara University Università degli Studi di Ferrara Eotvos Lorand University UNIVERSITAT OSNABRUCK International cooperation: Socrates/ERASMUS
  13. 13. International cooperation: Bilateral agreements • The Max Planck Institute for the Advancement of Science, München, Germany • University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA • Medical College of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, USA • Université d’ Orléans, Orléans, France
  14. 14. Biotechnology in English: 2 year Master programme Title ECTS Short description Molecular engineering of redox chains in bioenergetics 3 lecture 30h Plant Biotechnology2 6 laboratory practice 60 h TransgenicPlants 3 seminars 20 h lectures 10 h Principles and perspectives of gene therapy 3 lectures 30 h Viral vectors in medical biotechnology 5 laboratory practice 45 h Applicationsof phage displayed peptide libraries 3 seminars 10 h laboratory practice20 h Advanced methods in biology at the molecular level 6 laboratory practice 60 h Monoclonal antibodies practicals 3 laboratory practice 30 h Molecular principles of bacterial pathogenesis 4 lecture 30 h Mechanisms of cell trafficking - from leukocyte homing to metastasis 5 lecture 30 h seminars 15 h Plant Photobiology 3 22 h lecturers/seminars, 8h classes
  15. 15. Biotechnology in English Title ECTS Short description Introduction to medical biotechnology 2 lecture 15 h Agrobactecterium and Rhizobium - molecular biology of plant associated bacteria 2 lecture 15 h Molecular mechanisms of angiogenesis 4 lecture 15 h laboratory practice 30 h Molecular biology of plant growth and development 3 seminars 10 h laboratory practice20 h Introduction to Photobiology and Photomedicine 2 lecture 15 h Nuclear receptors in gene regulation and diseases 3 lecture 30 h Fluorescence and confocal microscopy 5 45h lectures and classes Selected methods of cell engineering 3 15h lecture and 15h classes Medical Virology and Epidemiology 3 15h of lectures and 15h ofseminars Virology:adaptation, evolution, variability 1 10h of lectures
  16. 16. The lectures are aimed at giving the students a broad overview of newest achievements and perspectives in medical biotechnology Other: German/Polish LifeScience Meeting - Jagiellonian University - Medical University in Poznan - Technische Universität München
  17. 17. Thank you for your attention Coordinator of international cooperation: Jerzy Dobrucki dobrucki@mol.uj.edu.pl

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